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Fantasy, History and Cinema

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Fantasies of Time and Space There has been a marked recent resurgence in fantasy film, ranging from large-scale (and large-budget) Hollywood franchises such as the Harry Potter (2001–), Chronicles of Narnia (2005–) and His Dark Materials...

Home and Road

Rikke Schubart

Rikke Schubart is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Her research focuses on gender, genre, and emotions in cinema and media. Schubart’s publications include Bloomsbury’s recent Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements (2016, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), Eastwood’s Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (2013, co-edited with Anne Gjelsvik), and Super Bitches and Action Babes: The Female Hero in Popular Cinema, 1970–2006 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering Fear : Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Anthony Giddens, Modernity and Self-Identity (Redwood City: Stanford University Press, 1991), 75.We are, not what we are, but what we make of ourselves.When Rick kicked Carol out of his group in AMC’s zombie television series The Walking...

Liebestraum (1991)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

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Mike Figgis

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...Music Store – Night We see a couple of grand pianos in half light. The shadow of a man comes into shot and he turns off lights. The camera starts to move and we see more of the music store. The man comes into shot and turns out...

Becoming Hal Ashby: Intersectional Politics, the Hollywood Renaissance and Harold and Maude (1971)

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...As a number of writers have outlined, the late 1960s and early 1970s were a period that saw the rise of the director as a recognized auteur within industry and critical discourse, and the creation of a Hollywood cinema seeking not only...
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...High Royds Hospital, Day A Yorkshire dry-stone wall. The clock tower of High Royds Hospital, Menston, near Ilkley, is first glimpsed through a crack in the dry-stone wall, then seen in the distance as the central feature of a large...

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Smart Bar in Beverly Hills – Night It is the kind of bar where the well-to-do folks of LA go to pick up – or be picked up. Lesser-known actors, agents and executives of all ages. Into this bar comes Ben. Ben is in his thirties. He...